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this town would have been washed away. >> many in atlantic city and ocean city may have thought they might be washed away. downed power lines and left casino parking lots looking like lakes. >> never in my life have i seen such devastation, my reaction is there's no way to fight with mother nature. >> reporter: the storm hit new england just as hard. severe weather caused major airports in boston and connecticut to experience long delays. some airlines even cancelled flights. schools shut down, the coast guard warned boaters to stay in port. one fishing vessel sank its crew had to be rescued. >> farther inland the snow meat commuting miserable to impossible in many areas. residents will be digging out for days to come. so far this storm has been responsible for five deaths and residents in the east are bracing for more. the official start of winter is still 10 days away. >> in 1960 the northeast saw one of its worse storm ever, hurricane donna. donna held the record for sustained winds above 115-miles- an-hour for nine days. hurricane donna killed at least 364 people and caused what would
lucky we are. >> reporter: charlie with you here. reporting in atlantic city. it took the full force of sandy and we are here to give you the idea of how maryland was spared from this monster storm and who better than someone who rode it out here in atlantic city. john is with us here. i'm assuming you and your wife maybe rode it out from a couple floors up. >> of course. kitchen, bedroom, floors,. >> reporter: -- everybody says get out, get out. people can't get in. >> there was a couple things. we have our own generator. we had power. we had the gas companies, always working. everything was working good and he -- there were things that happened during the storm that we were able to resolve because we were here like our sailboat that one of the sails got loose and if we weren't here our boats, our docks and everything would -- they would be out float in the bay. >> reporter: you said this wasn't as bad as you were thinking. >> you know for me. >> reporter: better yet. it could have been worse. >> i grew up in the 60s, 1962 we had a hurricane storm in atlantic city. you know, i l
. -- atlantic city. >> we need help immediately. >> cries for help are getting louder. >> something has to be done immediately. >> parts of staten island are unlivable the community is in morning trade across the northeast, communities are tired of waiting for help. even as supplies arrive at the truck full, it releases long and tedious. lines are becoming the new normal for gas, food, and every day travel. crews promise that they are making progress, cleaning up and removing debris. in atlantic city, tractors pickup plant from a portion of the city boardwalk. >> we are ready for the residents to come back. >> new york city is ready to continue tradition, too. not everyone is in favor of holding the yearly amohundred marathon. >> a runner from out of town is going to get that room. >> thousands now homeless are asking for federal help. fema is the opening disaster relief centers today, and they will be desperately needed. in atlantic city, new jersey, danielle leigh. >> the jerry sandusky sex abuse seige continues. why two former penn state officials are in court today. unemployment may
is in atlantic city, new jersey, for us this morning. danielle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. the once bustling and famous atlantic city board walk now sits dismantled and empty. it's evidence of the long road ahead that's already leading to frustration. up and down the jersey shore they're working to remove debris and get the power back on. the entire gas system needs to be rebuilt. hundreds of people are still locked out unable to determine if their house has been flattened. they're losing patience that the recovery cannot happen more quickly. in atlantic city we're already getting another light rain and there may be no rest for the weary. forecasters say another winter storm could be on the way and it could get here well before the power is back on for millions. reporting live in atlantic city, new jersey, i'm danielle leigh, back to you. >> bill karins will have more on that. >>> crippled public transportation means people need to commute by car. at the pump patience is in short supply. nbc's katie tur reports. >> reporter: if they weren't coming in on fumes, they w
. >> we headed up to atlantic city to show you how close we came to getting a direct hit. >>> and some call the scene in the neighborhood insane. the massive cleanup underway in parts of new york this morning. >> reporter: well everything is up to speed on 695 in towson. but we are dealing with a massive water main break in baltimore city. i will have details coming up on good morning maryland. >>> thanks for joining on this friday morning. 4:41. for days we have shown you video out of new york and new jersey of the damage left behind with horn cane sandy. the force of the storm missed us so we sent charley out to atlantic city to bring us back perspective. >> reporter: charley crowson for abc2 news reporter in atlantic city to give yoi and -- you an idea how bad it was and how fortunate we were to miss the full force of the storm when it made landfall two days ago. we are in front of the waterside apartments off the shoreline. a number of windows completely torn out.are apartment building not very many people there right now as the cleanup continues. the houses over here are not a win
take a firsthand tour of the damage in atlantic city. >> we've been keeping an eye on two water main breaks. the first is on east cold spring lane near morgan. the school says it hasn't basketball impacted. >> a bigger one is causing more problems in yorktown road area. . >> district heights sergeant johnny riley turned himself in today to face charges he shot a handcuffed suspect in the back during the summer. he's accused of shooting calvin kyle. kyle survived the shooting. >> baltimore city police have been busy. tonight they say they made 370 arrests in one -- 270 arrests in one week as part of a warrant app prengs task force. some of the suspects were wanted on gun related chashlgs. >> and tonight a 16 year old is facing charges in connection with a murder of tuesday in the 1100 block of homewood avenue. he was arrested in the death of a 41 year old man who was shot in the head and taken to hopkins where he later died. >> police say this man committed a sex offense against a six year old at the dollar store on october 21st. he is described as having two gold teeth and one m
for you to get one. >> and we head to atlantic city the new jersey coast took the brunt of sandy's rathe now the question is lornt they -- whether or not they want to rebuild. those stories on this friday november 2nd. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we know sandy kept you indoors on monday and tuesday so a lot of you have work to do here's lynette charles. >> improving conditions by the weekend. people want sunshine and you will get sunshine by the weekend and a few peeks in here for today as well. so a sun cloud mix look at maryland's most powerful radaras of now and we are dealing with dry skies and as we check out temperatures though this is a different story. we are still going to be very cold just like we were yesterday. the day before that. and the temperature in ellicott city at 40 degrees right now. and those winds on the light side out of the west at 7 milesan hour in ellicott city and they will pick up as we go throughout the day. fredericks temperature at 39 and last stop on the temperature tour in catonsville at 41 and this is what to expect as you
they have lifted the mandatory evacuation order for several areas but not yet for atlantic city so the casinos that lose $5 million a day will continue to lose money until they lift the evacuation order. right here on long beach island you can see the police set up a check point. we went to a couple of check points to get do this location but we cannot go any further, the last mile has been closed off the heavy trucks down there, they have been clearing this, several feet of sand on this ocean front road here, but, beyond those trucks, it gets really bad and, in fact, one of those trucks got stuck in the sand and they had to get a front-end loader to pull it out. >>shepard: a beautiful family place. i know you were in ocean city earlier, what about signs of progress in ocean city? rick: good news because they have the power back on for some parts of ocean city account barrier island was underwater. it has receded. some streets are flooded but residents have been allowed back in. they going into their home and pulling out furniture and personal belongings. there is heavy equipment c
at the pumps but only for today. >> and we're going to take live with charlie in atlantic city right now to check out the damage there and see how close. >> traffic's really starting to pick up on 695 at old court road and we are dealing with several accidents across the region. i'll have the details coming up on good morning maryland. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >>> thursday morning november 1 november 1st. thanks for joining us. this is your abc2 to go. i'm megan pringle. we're going to start things off with meteorologist lynette charles and find out how your morning is shaping up. >> it's cold out there megan and we're dealing with temperatures at 42 d
the latest now from atlantic city. >> reporter: four days later and, still, the fury of sandy is too much for some to bare. flood waters carried a boat into ester larubio's home. >> we need help here, we truly do. >> reporter: many simply aren't going anywhere. in some cases, pushing patience and emotions over the edge. but the difficulties, like the directi direction, stretched for miles along the atlantic coast. and hope is quickly fading, as well. >> we have bodies being removed up the block. we are devastated here. >> devastation that after days of controversy, ultimately, forced organizers to cancel the new york city marathon. >> the race had become a distraction. it had become a distraction for people who are working and trying to help people. >> help is beginning to show up by the truckload here, the basic necessities, like water, food and warm clothes. >> reporter: tonight, an all-star line up benefit for storm victims organized by nbc. >> reporter: while along the boardwalk, atlantic city hotels and casinos open. a short break during what odds are will be a long and difficult rec
look at the damage left behind jeff glor has more now from atlantic city. >> reporter: sophia chose to ride out the storm a decision she now regrets. >> this is scary. scary not to know if the water would come over. i literally thought the ocean would come in to my home. >> reporter: it didn't but a 50-foot section of the atlantic city boardwalk landed in her garage. >> i saw the boardwalk float down the street. i never new the destination was here. >> reporter: in your garage. a short drive away parts of pleasantville, new jersey was left in shambles after being battered with wind gusts over 70 miles per hour and a tidal surge that tore people's homes apart. jackie has left here for 22 years. >> when i left everything was in intact. i came back yesterday morning -- this is -- >> reporter: most of the water has receded. now the cleanup begins. >> get my mother's picture. >> reporter: her family helped her pick up the mess left behind. >> i'm going out of this property in a box. i assure you of that. i'm not leaving. >> reporter: she wants to rebuild. her daughter said that's very di
's danielle with lee is in atlantic city, new jersey. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. behind me the once bustling and world famous atlantic city boardwalk sits dismantled and empty. it's evidence of the long road to recovery that already leading to frustration. the cavalry is arriving. electrical repair vehicles and volunteers from out of state are working to get the lights back on in the northeast. for the millions of people without power, those lights have already been out too long. >> there's people that have nothing. they have the clothes on their back. you know, it's -- >> frustrating, i bet. >> very frustrating. >> reporter: from new york city to new jersey, desperation is now replacing sadness. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. please. >> reporter: crews are trying to salvage mere shells of once thriving communities. residents locked out of their homes for safety reasons are losing patience. >> why is it unsafe there and nowhere else? talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> we got the gas company trying to shut the gas lines off. >> i don
to meet the overwhelming need. nbc's danielle lee is in atlantic city, new jersey, for us this morning. danielle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. the ones famous atlantic city boardwalk now dismantled and empty. it's evidence of the long road ahead that's already leading to frustration. more than 30,000 have asked for aid. all up and down the jersey shore crews are beginning to remove debris to try to get the power back on. in parts of new jersey, gas lines need to be rebuilt. they're losing patients. they're wishing this recovery could happen sooner. and there may be no rest for the weary. forecasters say a winter storm is headed this way and people are concerned it could get here before their power gets back on. live in atlantic city, new jersey, i'm danielle lee. lynn, back to you. >> thanks so much. >>> crippled public transportation means more people are forced to commute by car, but power outages and distribution problems are causing shortages at the pump where patience is also in short supply. nbc's katy tur reports. >> reporter: if they weren't coming in o
in atlantic city, new jersey. this is somebody's roof torn off their building. that's just the building. >>> tonight forget to check out the cool temperatures coming in. we'll talk more coming up. >>> how to use the halloween candy to serve troops over sees. we're back in a minute. . >>> this is what it takes to get a tank of gas in some parts of new jersey. this line is more than 100 cars long. people say they waited for two hours to get cars. >>> these are the latest shot of damage in seaside heights new jersey. entire homes were collapsed. we found a truck buried in mud and wear. seaside heights is on the south end of the island. >>> let's go to atlantic city. they took a big hit today. the board walk is a mess. >> they're having a loss of $5 million a day. >>reporter: so much destruction here in atlantic city. this was somebody's roof. it was ripped off of their building and tossed to the side. this is just the beginning. where i'm standing right here, this used to be about five feet of water. it's move out but the destruction is here. >> this is our cellar. >> beverly peterson is o
know we did not get the worst of it. we are sending charlie up to atlantic city this morning, so he's out in our parking lot. you're about to leave, and what's the goal of this trip? what are you hoping to inform people about? >> what we're doing is we want to give people an idea of how close we came to a direct hit. this storm sandy was 900 miles in diameter so when you look at it from the point of view of a radium it was 450 miles and it missed us by 100 miles. here's an idea to give you a clue. this a map quest of where we are relative to atlantic city. we're 150 miles as a drive up to philadelphia and over, but on a direct line we're right about 100 miles from the path of the storm. what our photojournalist and i are going to do today is we're going to hop in the car. we set our trip odometer down to 0. we're leaving in 5 minutes and we're going to drive to atlantic city just to show you how close and how fortunate we were here in baltimore and this part of maryland to missing this storm. we're going to have reports for you, we're going to have video for you an hour from now to
. >> reporter: it didn't but a 50-foot section of the atlantic city boardwalk landed in her garage. >> saw the boardwalk float down the street. i never new the destination was here. >> reporter: in your garage. a short drive away parts of pleasantville, new jersey was left in shafbles ever being battered with wind gusts over 70 miles per hour and a tidal surge that tor people's homes apart. >> when i left everything was in intact. i came back yesterday morning -- this is -- >> reporter: most of the water has receded. now the cleanup begins. >> get my mother's picture. >> reporter: her family helped her pick up the mess left behind. >> i'm leaving here in a box. >> reporter: she wants to rebuild. her daughter said that's very difficult. >> everything she has is here and it's practically all gone, all gone. she doesn't have anything. >> reporter: officials caution they are still a long way from deciding who can rebuild. the more immediate concern is getting the power back. as of wednesday evening 60,000 remain without it in atlantic county. in atlantic city, i'm jeff glor, cbs news. >>> as t
in atlantic city giving you an idea of how fortunate much of maryland and baltimore was because of this storm. sandy skirting to the north. i'm standing in the middle of the intersection at 3100 pacific avenue. one of the main arteries for atlantic city. the tropicana casino is next to us and you see no traffic. the street is barricaded off. street poles, completely knocked over. wind blasted out the windows some of the businesses, this is going to be a real mess for people in atlantic city for days to come and it's not just here. you have problems for homes, the boardwalk, completely ripped away. once again a sign of how luckly we were that this storm missed us. >> we have been saying for days now that maryland was lucky come compared to the damage in new jersey and now that the storm clean up is well underway here several communities decided to send some of the help up north. at 4:00 a.m. two ambulance teams baltimore city fire department went out to help in the recovery effort in new jersey in any way they can. >> don't know what too expect right now. it's -- a different environment than
, the snow has been falling as far as atlantic city airport, visibility down to zero. it's all about location, location. seems like we got lucky. certainly not anywhere in comparison with sandy being the strongest. this is one of those average of the mill nor'easters. let's go to that water main break. >> unfortunately, the cold temperatures will make matters worse. it's 60 inches right between north avenue and 20th street. many nor by will be flooded, so avoid this area if at all possible. you'll want to stick with 83 or calvert as your alternate route. no delays on the jfx. harford tunnel will be clear. watch out for delays in the towson area. it will take you 17 extra minutes from the inner loop down to 9345. we have a crash in anne arundel county. it will be at the off ram. that's a look at your time saver traffic. >> let's take a look at that. you're looking at a live picture of the scene. there's a pop. there now we're worried about the temperatures dropping when the sun went night, night, right? >> let's let over to roosevelt leftwich and joce sterman. >> reporter: we began to hear the
for communities that were destroyed. >> reporter: good evening. night has fallen here in atlantic city but earlier today it was actually beautiful and sunny at the jersey shore. that only made it more clear for the president the other officials who were here observing that the devastation is just everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a close-up look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. the surge brought the beach on to the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. the real family came out on bicycles to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: farther up the shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the roller coaster is crumbled in the ocean the
what is left of an older part of the boardwalk behind me here in atlantic city. so many communities from lower manhattan through here in atlantic city, up and down the east coast, all struggling, trying to find some way to come back right now. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are slowly going back up. but many places are still overmatch bird the devastation sandleft behind. >> this is well beyond what any of us ever imagined. >> reporter: the long road to recovery now literally lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the lines stretch for blocks if you're lucky, but more often for miles. people waiting in traffic or for a ride on the limited public transportation available. hundreds hanging out just to charge their phones. >> don't be difficult, man. >> reporter: but the longest and most contentious lines stretch from the few stations that still have fuel. relief could be on the way. tankers are now moving back into new york harbor. but help has been much harder to find for many on staten island. >> no heat. we have no power. >> repo
-- destroyedch the force of the storm missed marled by 100 miles and charley traveled to atlantic city to see how bad it could have been here. >> reporter: charley crowson for abc2 news reporting in atlantic city. we wanted to give you an idea of how bad the storm was the and how fortunate we were in maryland hurricane sandy tracked north and we didn't get the direct hit. see right here massive timbers and large plumes of wood and lumber all tossed around like twigs and tooth picks we heard from city workers in the city. this is part of the construction right here along the seaside region stones all piled up. a house over my shoulder this will likely be torn down possibly rebuilt. we don't know yet. that will be left up to the homeowners and you know throughout the beat you've got stones and rocks and bricks all types of debris out here all once again thrown up by sandy. but the big hit here in atlantic city is this. this is the boardwalk. that historic boardwalk and you've seen the photographs and illustration and stories about it. it's been in movies. this part of it is gone taking the full eff
. there are things we need to get done. for instance, this morning we opened up atlantic city and we opened up the casinos. we are ready to repopulate atlantic city with the people who were evacuated from atlantic city. they are now staying at the university. they are going home. human services has worked with atlantic city officials to develop a plan and the travel ban has been lifted. we lifted the travel ban for atlantic city and more and communities at cape may including wildwood and north wildwood and west wildwood and stone harbor and sea isle and ocean city. to help those unavailable to get to home, the department of human services in partnership with the salvation army, the american red cross, southern baptist church and community food bank has established ten comfort stations for people to recharge, get warmth and get food. >>shepard: a lot of work being done for those in new jersey. but the biggest problem is gas. you realize how much mass transit there is but in many cases you have to dry to get to the bus or the train and in many places the bus or train are not available and that r
.m. >>> sara tries her luck at the blackjack table. at atlantic city. >>> plus, all the hollywood buzz with andy cohen. >> uh-oh. >> trouble, right after this. 5-hour energy supports the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. so i can get the energized feeling i need and support a great cause? i'm sold. pink lemonade 5-hour energy? yeah and a portion of every sale goes to the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. i'm sold. new pink lemonade 5-hour energy. get the alert, energized feeling you need and support breast cancer research and access to care. throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. >>> time now for another installment of sara breaks out of the city. this time sara haines put on her best poker face. >> a few weeks ago she headed down to atlantic city for some wheeling and dealing. >> that's right, i had the pleasure of learning how to deal cards after i visited hurricane sandy devastated a lot of the eastern seab
'll ask the ceo of cesar's how atlantic city and the >>> just because obama won the blue states up here, he's the president of all of them now? look romney won all that red stuff. why don't we elect our president on square footage. romney won big states, whole damn south, louisiana. but, but here's the deal. of the nine key swing states obama won eight. i mean how -- even pennsylvania. despite the fact that after a week of hurricane sandy, thousands of amish remain without power. [ laughter ] >> superstorm sandy made landfall near atlantic city, new jersey ten days ago. resort city is struggling to get back on its feet. >> casinos were closed for nearly a week and that affected dozens of lower cal businesses. ceo of cesars is here with us. his company owns several luxury properties. so how dual make out and what's the latest today for you all? >> the properties in the resort area of atlantic city made out quite well. unfortunately a number of our employees suffered like their neighbors in this storm and are putting their lives back together and, of course, business in atlantic city has
's atlantic city was hit hard during the storm and most notably, the boardwalk. it was washed away by sandy. later, chunks of the boards are returning and drifting on the beach. fox's craig bosswell joins us life near atlantic city with a closer look. have home owners, small business owners v they been allowed to assess the damage at this point? >> reporter: many of the home owners are getting back in and that is a slow go. state police are checking everyonthat is coming in and i passed one into atlantic city. we're in brig an teen, across the bridge where president obama visited yesterday. let me give you an idea what is going on and step out of the way quickly. just down the road here, and, in fact, we had to move up the road, there are huge front-end loaders loading up the sand that is swept out of the home, three feet of sand in the streets, the water was three, four feet high and you can't dump that back on, you have to go through it. there are nails and boards and basically dangerous debris that you have to try and remove. that is part of what is going here. the families are returning
traveled with the president today in the skies over new jersey. he is back on the ground in atlantic city tonight and chuck it is a fair question on how everybody is going to get to vote. you take the polling close to our place here, there is sand in the streets. i can't imagine they will be ready with power back on. there is natural gas in the air, it still feels dangerous? >> reporter: right, look, they're not going to be ready, but that doesn't mean they won't put the election on. the burden is going to be on the voter in the precincts that are missing. they will go to the polling place. here is what officials tell us, some places in new jersey they will put up signs and say guess what? we have moved your polling place it is down the block, or a half mile this way. the burden will be on the voter. new york city announced they will put up tents next to certain old polling places because they won't be able to get in, maybe because of power and water issues. they will set up temporary generators in those areas if connecticut feels like they will have all their power and they will be able
is in atlantic city. >> we need help. >> reporter: cry for help is growing louder this morning. >> something has to be done. >> reporter: parts of staten island is unlivable. >> we are devastated here. >> reporter: across the northeast, communities are tied of waiting for help. relief is long and tedious. lines are becoming the new normal for gas, food and every day travel and public transportation. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> reporter: crews promise they are making progress. in atlantic city, tractors pick up the planks from the boardwalk. >> we are ready for the people to come back. >> reporter: new york city is ready to continue traditions, too. not everyone is in favor of holding the marathon. >> someone who has no home is put back out into the street. there is no plan for the city on transitional housing, but a runner from out of town will get that room. >> reporter: many are asking for federal help. >> in the cold and dark. >> reporter: tired of accepting life without the necessities. fema is opening disaster relief centers today. they will be needed because a winter storm cou
, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >>> in atlantic city president obama was met by new jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule essentially on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governors, the county officials, if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stop, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help. >> yeah. >> they don't deserve it. look at their house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >> that's horrible. in new york the desperate race to get america's biggest city back up and running continues. water is being pumped out of the subway system. officials in new york and connecticut say the subway rail system that millions depend on will start returning today though on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much
are still waiting for relief today. jay gray is live in atlantic city with a look at the recovery now. jay? >> reporter: hey there, jim and pat. that relief's going to be a long time coming though we are getting a patch of sun in atlantic city. we want to get a look as they start the recovery. people coming down to get a picture of what's gone. they've never seen this area like this before. you can see the rubble piled up here. we've seen dozers working throughout the day. that's going to continue. as you come back across and work your way down across the beach we'll be able to show you that boardwalk that was here for so long. this is repair that's going to take -- i think people are starting to understand, getting over the shock of what sandy left behind and understanding that the recovery here is going to be difficult and not going to be weeks but months if not more than a year. there is a bit of good news here in atlantic city. the casinos reopened. and a lot of people, you'd be surprised, moving in, saying they're going to find a place to stay here. the hotels are open. but also hopin
to atlantic city. coming up next, a look at what is left behind after sandy ripped through that community. >> and in a city that relies on transportation, how new yorkers are getting around when all the buses and the trains aren't moving, we're going to show you what happens when the city that never sleeps comes it to a halt. >> and we have plenty of cloud cover across our area and some wet weather. i'll tell you when sandy releases its grip coming up. >> we are dealing with a crash on 695 here in parkville and several other accidents across the region. we'll have your complete time saver traffic report coming up. >> 10 minutes after 6 right now, a live picture of new york city's time square, the power's on there but that's midtown, what about the rest of the island. >> we're going to head up there right new for today's tech bytes. >> two wireless giants coming together to help the victims of hurricane sandy. at&t and t-mobile will allow customers in the storm zone to make calls on either network without enduring roaming charges. >> and another sign of cooperation, new yorkers coming toge
. >>> but the news is not all bad. atlantic city's 12 casinos are reopening. and the mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, letting storm victims crash at his house. >>> we also have something adorable for you this morning. it involves this puppy. her name is sandy, by the way. her owners threw her out of a car after the storm. but fortunately, a compassionate family took her in. and she's looking for a permanent home. >>> but we start with something to cheer about. finally, power being restored in lower manhattan. a huge relief for some. but others in the northeast, could be without electricity for another week, if not longer. meantime, temperatures are plunging to frigid levels and fast. ginger zee is here this morning. good morning, ginger. >> as someone knows with the customers without power in the 11 states, text them or get ahold of them. the cold is on the way. 42 new york. 44 philadelphia. erie back there at 40. but look at the next three nights. again, tomorrow morning, through early tuesday is when it's really going to hit. and you're going to go, oh, my goodness. actually, we could
supervisor. they will be heading out at 5:45 this morning for egg harbor township west of atlantic city. >> atlantic city's legendary boardwalk is destroyed due to the storm as well as a countless number of businesses and homes along the coastline. farther north, 25% of hoboken is still under water trapping thousands of residents there. nearly 3 million people in the garden state are still without power. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas yesterday. we'll have a live update from new jersey coming up at 5:30. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy. sky fox flew over the area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads. this morning, officials tell fox 5 the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> new this morning, crews are still on the scene of this large fire in northeast. they were called to moore street near union market late last night. melanie alnwick is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this is still a scen
for gas to fuel their cars or their generators. one of the hardest hit areas was in atlantic city where the power is still off. health officials worn the water still is not safe to drink one man who tried to ride out the storm there says next time he will evacuate. oh yeah in a heart beat because it was basically i seen death. >> he has seen death. and was scared of dying himself, he says. as he shot this video while walking out of his flooded home. he says the current was strong. that he couldn't see what was in that water. or if there was electrical current from downed power lines. businesses closed providing business and government of much needed gambling revenue. governor says few things have to happen before he allows tourists back. >> in we need to get over the power hurdle. we need to get over the drink of a water hurdle. i cannot in good conscious allow people to go to atlantic city and casinos without good water. >> for many, things are black and bleak and may be for a while. craig boswell in atlantic city tonight. craig? >> shep, good evening. since we last spoke this afternoo
has been falling from philadelphia, atlantic city airport. if you have a flight out of those two points, forget about it. in terms of what's going on here, it's cold. at times a little bit of a breeze. a few of our facebook friends have been saying it's flurries from time to time but we're not expect heavy ?oal -- snowfall accumulations. cecil county, harford county and the northern eastern shore you could be dealing with a coating. it's cold. wyatt will talk about that coming up. >>> maryland's most accurate weather team will continue to track the storm as it moves in. for the latest forecast, head to abc2news.com and click on the weather tab. >>> let's go to odenton. we had a fire. there people are sleeping under a new roof after 12 apartments were severely damaged. it happened in the seven oaks community. soon after fightersen terred for a -- firefighters entered for a rescue, the situation went from bad to worse. >> it deteriorated rapidly. in all, it took 60 firefighters about 33 minutes they bring it under -- 30 minutes to bring it under control. >> the red cross has been c
. that might have gotten moved because it's on an older foundation. >> further south, atlantic city remains closed off but flooding was the problem here. cape maine may have had high water, but this clearly missed sandy's best pitch. >> like everyone else who has a home in that area, in my family, we are anxious to get in there and assess the damage. but there was very little going on in terms of the beginning of the cleanup. there is an awful lot of work that has to get done. at this point, there is no timetable given for when owners of the property may be able to get back again. hong >> unbelievable. >> it could have taken a turn up the chesapeake bay. >> as they pick up the pieces, trains and buses aren't doing the same. >> we've got more on that part of the story. >> i want you to get confused by the people coming out of penn station right now. they are coming off a train which has seen off limits to disruptions at this hour. but it is a much different story as far as amtrak is concerned. trains north of newark, new jersey will not be restored until at least monday. this, as the entire
is in atlantic city now with more on that breaking news and recovery from the storm efforts. jim? >> reporter: hey there, jim. yeah, after a couple of days of controversy mayor bloomberg reversing his decision and canceling the marathon late today, making sure all the resources are focused on the recovery. you can see what's left of the boardwalk behind me in atlantic city. this is not the world famous boardwalk but another around this city. it's gone now. it's been wiped away. and others still trying to recover up and down the coast. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are going back up. but many places are still overmatched by the devastation sandy left behind. >> this is well beyond what any of us ever imagined. >> reporter: the long road to recovery now literally lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the line stretched for blocks if you're lucky but more often for miles. people waiting in traffic or for a ride on the limited public transportation available. hundreds hanging out just to charge their phones. >> don't be difficult, ma'am. >> r
of superstorm sandy. jay gray has the latest from atlantic city. >> four days later and still, the furious sandy is too much for some to bear. >> i don't believe this. >> floodwaters carried a boat into esther's home, downed power lines and debris litter her yard. >> we need help here. we truly do. we need someone to come and tell us which way to go. >> many simply aren't going anywhere. >> chaos. it's two miles long. >> lines for fuel and graphic have been for many overwhelming. >> in some cases pushing patience and emotions over the edge. but the difficulties like the destruction stretch for miles along the atlantic coast. >> no heat. we have no power. >> and hope is quickly fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed up the block. we are devastated here. >> devastation that, after days of controversy, ultimately forced organizers to cancel this weekend's new york city marathon. >> the race had become a distraction. it had become a distraction for people who were working and trying to help people. >> help is beginning to show up here, basic necessities like water, food, warm clothes. ♪ >
a while to make it normal again, jim. thank you very much. all bets are off in atlantic city where the casinos remain shut down and the board walk torn up. jeff glor spoke with some people who disobeyed orders to evacuate. >> reporter: zelphia connor chose to ride out the storm, a decision she now regrets. >> this was scary. i mean, scary. like, to not know if the water was going to come over the-- i literally thought the ocean was going to come into my home. >> reporter: it didn't, but a 50-foot section of the atlantic city board walk landed in her garage. >> i saw the board walk floating down the street but i never knew its destination was here. >> reporter: in your garage? >> in my garage. i never knew that. >> reporter: a short drive away, parts the pleasantville, new jersey, were left in shambles after being battered with wind gusts over 70 miles per hour and a tidal search that tore homes apart. jackie ernst has lived here for 22 years. >> when i left everything was intact, and when i came back yesterday morning to this... this... >> reporter: most of the water has recede. no
because of power outages. danielle lee is in one of the hardest hit areas of atlantic city. danielle, what is the cleanup operation like? >> i'm in front of the atlantic city board walk. it's dismantled and empty. fema is now opening disaster centers for people to begin getting federal aid. and all up and down the jersey shore, crews are trying to remove debris, trying to get the power back on. but in parts of new jersey, the entire gas system needs to be rebuilt. hundreds are still locked out and they're losing patience. they're frustrated this recovery cannot happen sooner. and there will are new complications caused by sandy, traffic jams, lock lines for gas, everyone gas rationing. and no rest for the weary. those still without power. a winter storm is head this had way and it could get here well before the power is back on next week. s are ross, back to you. >> take a quick look he at the ftse global 300. fractionally lower, but if you key in, you can see people are largely trying to keep positions on hold before we get the jobs report today. 0.2% down for the cac 40 and ibex lower, a
:45 this morning for egg harbor township which is west of atlantic city. they will be assisting in things like patient evacuations and 911 emergency responses. >>> atlantic city's boardwalk is destroyed as well as countless numbers of businesses and homes along the coastline. 25% of hoboken is still under water. president obama and governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas. >> our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. it is true that because of some good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been but for those individual families, obviously, their world has been torn apart. >> new york city was also hit hard. a police helicopter made more air rescues. the subway system is expected to reopen with limited service today. and jfk and newark airports are back hope with limited service. la guardia could follow suit sometime today. we'll all have a live update from new jersey in our next hour. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy in our area. sky fox flew over that area near the monocacy rive
, they reopened, finally, the roads in and out of atlantic city are reopened. here on the island, too and you will probably see cars new driving up and down the road. people are finally getting in to see what remains and what happened to their home. >> i don't ever think it will be a shape. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of new jersey beginning to keep with the devastation caused by sandy. >> and it was a life-and-death situation. it was that bad. >> and no power, no electricity, no help. i felt helpless at that point. >> reporter: portions of the beloved jersey shore left in piles of debris, and junk is in eople's driveways. the atlantic city boardwalk most reduced to splintered wood. >> i never saw stuff like this before. i i was scared. >> reporter: motorists are waiting in long lines across the state after sandy leaves gas shortages. the governor is urging his state to stay strong. >> our job has moved from saving lives now to rebuilding them we must work together as soon as possible. that is what people expect of us now. >> reporter: a travel ban is lifted here as well on brigga dean
the wait for full power. new lifted the abortive rise 34 atlantic city, said rich, united water highland lakes and 10 drinking systems under boil water advisory's. 28 waste treatment plants mostly losing power and flooding and the four counties in the northern part of the state hudson and bergen and essex will work with the army corps of engineers. liz: governor chris christie giving some good news but a backup generator did fail. clean water is available even in the hardest hit areas including atlantic city. fuel deliveries are increasing and waste treatment plants are operating. looking at the psychology of the market and all that is going on here. the closing bell rings 41 minutes. hurricane sandy could claim the future of chief executive from my capital may have been blown away. one ceo in the crossfire. ♪ bob... oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let
chris christie of new jersey toured the destruction on the jersey shore right near atlantic city. the mayor of atlantic city joins us this morning. let's talk specifically, sir, and thanks for joining us this morning, about the damage that's happened to atlantic city. you have the iconic boardwalk, you have the casinos, you have lots of hotels. fill me in on how atlantic city is faring. >> well, let me tell you that the boardwalk did suffer some major damage, but property can be replaced. the good news is in atlantic city and in atlantic county, that there was only one fatality. and when i say "only," i don't mean to minimize that fatality, one is too many, but given the catastrophic nature of this storm, i think we were blessed and spared that on the human side in terms of loss, there was one fatality and no real serious bodily injury to report. on the property side, a much different story. there is catastrophic damage all through the atlantic city, particularly on the boardwalk. >> as often is the case, i think some of the poorest neighborhoods got the worst damage spop where d
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